India approves 476km of Highways projects totalling US$884m
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India approves 476km of Highways projects totalling US$884m

Twelve National Highway projects

On the 15th November 2016, the Indian Government approved twelve National Highway projects totalling 476 km with a value of Rs 6,067.9 crore (US$884m).

The projects are in the eight states of Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Goa, West Bengal, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

Most of the 476-km projects are under engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) mode for augmenting highways.

Four of the projects pertain to Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh for augmenting of existing highway stretches on NH 39 and NH-415.

Three of the projects for Maharashtra pertain to two and four-lanes of highway stretches on NH-930, NH-211 (New NH-52) and NH-211 (New NH-52).

The Goa project is for construction of Margaon Western NH Bypass for NH 17 (New NH-66).

The West Bengal project is for four-lanes of Kolaghat to Haldia section of NH-41 with ROB cum Flyover, and Rehabilitation and upgrade of Barhani-Kataya Chowk near the Shohratgarh section of NH-730.

In Uttarakhand, the project on a section of NH-125 includes the reconstruction with geometric improvement of the existing two lanes to two lanes with paved shoulders.

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Neil Davis is the MD of ANGDavis Associates Ltd. A Civil Engineering Consultancy with over 75 years of real international contracting and consultancy experience.

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